Indigenous Studies Resource Page

10/09/2020

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is observed in the United States to honor native peoples the Americas and celebrate their histories and cultures. This U.S. holiday emerged in recent years as a rejection of the erasure of Indigenous peoples from their history. To amplify the humanistic work and contributions of Indigenous studies scholars, we recently asked members of the ACLS community to share resources and work on this area of study.

The following list represents existing readings, research, curricula, published works, and other resources on humanistic work from and submitted by ACLS fellows focusing on the insights, histories, and experiences of peoples native to the Americas.

Similar to the previous published sections of scholarly writing and resources on race and racism, LGBTQ+ liberation, and Hispanic/Latinx Studies, these resources are part of our ongoing commitment to and efforts in inclusive excellence and our continued efforts to promote humanistic scholarship in the public eye.

“The humanities and social sciences will not thrive unless they reflect the diversity of the experiences they seek to interpret,” stated ACLS President Joy Connolly. At ACLS, we are dedicated to doing the continuous work of dismantling the biases within academia and positioning these areas of studies as intrinsic to the value of the humanities.

If you have any resources you would like to share with the ACLS community, or any questions or comments, please connect with us at news@acls.org.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Resource List

INDIGENOUS YOUTH ACTIVISM IN MEXICO
Article: “Indigenismo Occupied: Indigenous Youth and Mexico's Democratic Opening (1968–1975)” in The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Latin American History
Written by Alan Shane Dillingham F'11, Assistant Professor at Albright College
 
GENOA INDIAN SCHOOL DIGITAL RECONCILIATION PROJECT
Digital Archive of the Genoa U.S. Indian Industrial School Records
Submitted by Margaret D. Jacobs F'12, co-director of the Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project and project co-director of Reconciliation Rising
 
Resource List on the History of Genoa and Other U.S. Indian Boarding Schools
Submitted by Margaret D. Jacobs F'12, co-director of the Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project and project co-director of Reconciliation Rising
 
RECONCILIATION RISING
Multimedia Project of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous People Grappling with these Histories and Working Towards Reconciliation
Submitted by Margaret D. Jacobs F'12, co-director of the Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project and project co-director of Reconciliation Rising
 
RESOURCE LIST ON INDIGENOUS STUDIES
Indigenous Studies Bibliography
Submitted by Susan Burch F'19, Professor of Middlebury College
 
Resource List on Indigenous Studies
Submitted by Marcella Ernst, Native Americanist at the University of New Mexico and Margaret A. Jackson F'04, Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico
 
Bibliography of Works of Interest by Native Scholars
Submitted by Rosanna Dent, Assistant Professor, Federated History Department, NJIT-Rutgers Newark; Created by the History of Science Society Land Acknowledgement Special Interest Group
 
BLACKNESS AND INDIGENEITY
Article: "Racial-Settler Capitalism: Character Building and the Accumulation of Land and Labor in the Late Nineteenth Century​” in the American Indian Culture and Research Journal
Written by Sarah E.K. Fong F'19, Assistant Professor at Tufts University
 
Collection of Articles Addressing the Intersections of Blackness and Indigeneity
Submitted by Sarah E.K. Fong F'19, Assistant Professor at Tufts University
 
INFLUENZA PANDEMIC OF 1918-1919 AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES IN THE UNITED STATES
Article: “‘A Very Serious and Perplexing Epidemic of Grippe’: The Influenza of 1918 at the Haskell Institute”
Written by Mikaëla M. Adams F'18, Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi
 
Mikaela Adams F'18 Public Lecture on "Influenza in Indian Country"
Submitted by Mikaëla M. Adams F'18, Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi
 
Blog Post: “Social Distancing in the Age of Assimilation: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1920 in Indian Country”
Submitted by Mikaëla M. Adams F'18, Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi
 
Article: “Native American Tribes Were Already Being Wiped Out. Then the 1918 Flu Hit.”
Submitted by Mikaëla M. Adams F'18, Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi
 
Article: “From Black Death to Fatal Flu, Past Pandemics Show Why People on the Margins Suffer Most.”
Submitted by Mikaëla M. Adams F'18, Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi
 
BORDERS, IMMIGRATION, AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN THE AMERICAS
Article: “A Translation Crisis at the Border”
Written by Rachel Nolan F'17, Assistant Professor of Boston University
 
Article: “The Border(s) Crossed Us Too: The Intersections of Native American and Immigrant Fights for Justice”
Submitted by Rachel Nolan F'17, Assistant Professor of Boston University
 
NEOCOLONIALISM AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE IN THE AMERICAS
Talk by Dr. Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj on the Ongoing Neocolonial Oppression of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas
Submitted by Rachel Nolan F'17, Assistant Professor of Boston University
 
AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY
Article: “Disorderly Pasts: Kinship, Diagnoses, and Remembering in American Indian–U.S. Histories.” in the Journal of Social History
Written by Susan Burch F'19, Professor of Middlebury College
 
Book: “Native America: A History”
Submitted by Joel T. Helfrich F'20, Adjunct Professor of Monroe Community College
 
Article: “Joseph Johnson's Lost Gamuts: Native Hymnody, Materials of Exchange, and the Colonialist Archive”
Written by Glenda Goodman F'18, F'13, Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania
 
NATIVE AMERICAN AND INDIGENOUS STUDIES
Article: “Nation v. Municipality: Indigenous Land Recovery, Settler Resentment, and Taxation on the Oneida Reservation”
Submitted by Susan Burch F'19, Professor of Middlebury College
 
WHY INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' DAY?
Blog Post: “Some More Thoughts on Why We Need Indigenous Peoples’ Day”
Submitted by Joel T. Helfrich F'20, Adjunct Professor of Monroe Community College
 
Blog Post: “A Plea for Justice on Indigenous Peoples' Day”
Submitted by Joel T. Helfrich F'20, Adjunct Professor of Monroe Community College
 
Blog Post: “Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples' Day, Revisited”
Submitted by Joel T. Helfrich F'20, Adjunct Professor of Monroe Community College
 
Blog Post: “You Have No Excuse for Ignoring Indigenous Peoples' Day”
Submitted by Joel T. Helfrich F'20, Adjunct Professor of Monroe Community College
 
Op-ed: “Christopher Columbus is No Hero”
Written by Joel T. Helfrich F'20, Adjunct Professor of Monroe Community College
 
NATIVE AMERICAN AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT HISTORIES
Article: “‘Intertribal’ Development Strategies in the Global Cold War: Native American Models and Counterinsurgency in Southeast Asia”
Written by Jacob A. Tropp F'09, Professor of Middlebury College
 
Article: “Transnational development training and Native American ‘laboratories’ in the early Cold War”
Written by Jacob A. Tropp F'09, Professor of Middlebury College
 
ACLS DIGITAL EXTENSION COLLABORATIVE PROJECT TO PRODUCE NEW CRITICAL EDITION OF THE FRANZ BOAS AND GEORGE HUNT 1897 ETHNOGRAPHY ON THE KWAKWAKA'WAKW PEOPLE
Project Abstract 
Submitted by Judith Berman F'20, Adjunct Assistant Professor of the University of Victoria and Aaron Glass F'20, F'08, Associate Professor of the Bard Graduate Center​
 
Article: "Reassembling The Social Organization Collaboration and Digital Media in (Re)making Boas’s 1897 Book" 
Written by Aaron Glass F'20, F'08, Judith Berman F'20, and Rainer Hatoum​
 
Archived Symposium on the Project: "Franz Boas, George Hunt and the Making of Anthropology" 
Submitted by Judith Berman F'20, Adjunct Assistant Professor of the University of Victoria and Aaron Glass F'20, F'08, Associate Professor of the Bard Graduate Center
 
Exhibition Developed by Bard Graduate Center and U’mista Cultural Centre: "The Story Box: Franz Boas, George Hunt and the Making of Anthropology" 
Submitted by Judith Berman F'20, Adjunct Assistant Professor of the University of Victoria and Aaron Glass F'20, F'08, Associate Professor of the Bard Graduate Center
 
Short Documentary on the Exhibit Featuring Kwakwaka'wakw Descendants of George Hunt 
Submitted by Judith Berman F'20, Adjunct Assistant Professor of the University of Victoria and Aaron Glass F'20, F'08, Associate Professor of the Bard Graduate Center